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Hi I'm Megan Thorne

I'm a student, a soccer player, an aspiring photographer, born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just your average, poor college student. I love soccer, photography, country music, singing, reading, and writing. I also love being outdoors, I'm up for just about anything and everything there is to do outdoors. I love being at the mountains and the beach more than any other place. I'm pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and want to become a Photographer someday. I love my family and friends and try hard to always look on the bright side of things and see the blessings life throws at me each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that this is the fulness of Christ's church on the earth today. It's hard for me to put into words my feelings about the gospel at times because it is such a blessing in my life and extreme part of the happiness I feel each day. I want everyone to have the same blessings and happiness I receive through the gospel. I love my Savior and am so very grateful for his loving example and atoning sacrifice. He has already taken care of the hard part for us. All that we have to do is easy; come unto Him, obey His commandments, and repent when we make mistakes. We don't have to be perfect. We just have to recognize that we aren't and that through Christ someday we can be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my church meetings, getting my education, and by trying hard each day to be an example of Christ to all those around me.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Megan Thorne
We believe that Jesus Christ is God's literal son. He was the creator of the heavens and earth and all things in them. He is our Savior. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and by giving His life on the cross He atoned for the sins of the world. He has made it possible for me to return to my Heavenly Father one day. He knows and loves me personally and has suffered for all of my sins and pains. He understands me perfectly. Through His resurrection and atonement He has given us the gifts of freedom from physical and spiritual death. Being saved from physical death is a gift to all who have come and will come to this earth. We will all be resurrected and receive our bodies again after we die. To be saved from spiritual death, which is separation from God, we must come unto Him, accept His will, repent of our sins, and keep His commandments. I really don't think He's asking much when He has given us all things. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I know that He lives. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Megan Thorne
In order to know that Mormonism is true for yourself you must ask God. Seek understanding and knowledge through the scriptures and ask God if what you are learning is true. He will tell you through peaceful and comforting feelings by the power of the Holy Ghost. Each member of this church has prayed to receive their own answer and so can you. God wants us to seek Him out and gain our own personal testimonies through the Holy Ghost. If and when you have feelings of peace, comfort, happiness, or hope when studying about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or when you read from the Book of Mormon that is the Holy Ghost confirming to you that the things you are learning are true. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Megan Thorne
Many things in this world testify to me that there is a God. Simple things like looking at the stars in the night sky, taking a hike through beautiful nature, or the amazing miraculous birth of a newborn baby. All of these things testify to me that there is a God and that He loves us. How could these things be merely chance? It just wouldn't make any sense. All the beautiful things that make up my life and this world we live in are a testament to the reality and divinity of our Heavenly Father. He loves us and He is present in all good and beautiful things. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Megan Thorne
We believe that families can be together throughout all eternity and not just for this time we are here on earth. It wouldn't make sense for us to develop such strong and loving relationships here on earth if God were to take them away from us after this life is over. Christ gave authority and power to the leaders of His church to seal husbands and wives, families, for all eternity. We all have the opportunity to partake in such ordinances in God's holy temples after we come unto Him and make other important covenants, or promises, with Him first. This is one of the greatest blessings this gospel has to offer us. I can hardly wait to be sealed to the love of my life one day. I know that my husband and I, and all of our children, will be together forever. Christ made that possible for all of us. I am so grateful for my knowledge of this and my opportunity to partake in this wonderful blessing. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Megan Thorne
Joseph Smith started out as a simple, farm boy. He was curious about which one of the many churches were true at the time he was fourteen and so he sought out God and asked. God had a great work for him to do, he would be the first prophet of Christ's restored gospel and would translate the Book of Mormon through the power of God. I know that Joseph Smith was God's prophet and that he helped God in the restoration of the gospel. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Megan Thorne
The most basic way to get to know someone is to talk with them. This same thing holds true for our Father in Heaven. To get to know our Heavenly Father we can communicate with Him through prayer. Your testimony of God and His love for you will grow as you pray, study the scriptures, and obey His commandments. I know my Father in Heaven lives and loves me. I know that He is on my side and that I can come to Him at any time with any and everything. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Megan Thorne
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. The Godhead is made up of God, our Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They are all three separate beings but one in purpose. The Holy Ghost, unlike God and Christ, is a personage of spirit and not of flesh and bones. The Holy Ghost's purpose is to testify to us of the Father and the Son, to comfort us, to guide us, to teach us, to purify and sanctify us, and to reveal unto us the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The Holy Ghost has been a huge blessing to my life and is the greatest gift I could have ever received here on earth. He comforts me when I think life is too hard to bear on my own and gives me hope and peace. I am so grateful for the Holy Ghost and it's influence in my life. It truly guides and directs me in the ways of the Lord. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Megan Thorne
A testimony is just your personal beliefs, your own personal witness from the Holy Ghost of spiritual things. A testimony consists of what you believe about our Heavenly Father, the Savior, His atonement, God's prophets, and the restoration of Christ's church on the earth today. I know that my Heavenly Father and Savior live and love me. I know that they know me personally and are always with me. I know that Joseph Smith was God's prophet of the restoration and that Thomas S. Monson is God's living prophet on the earth today. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fulness of Christ's church restored to the earth today. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Megan Thorne
We believe that God is a being that has a body very similar to ours, only His is perfected, glorified, and immortal. We believe that God is literally the Father of our spirits. He is loving and just. He knows each one of us, His children, individually and has a plan for each one of us. A plan to help us find joy here in this life and in the next. A plan to return and live with Him and our families for eternity. God is perfect, all knowing, and we are created in His image and were sent here to learn, grow, and become like Him. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Megan Thorne
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wear their "Sunday best" to church. This usually includes a modest skirt or dress for the women and a white shirt and tie or suit for the men. We wear our best clothes in order to show our respect, reverence, and love to God. Members of the Church celebrate all national holidays, from wherever they live, really. But probably the two most important holidays for members of the Church are Christmas and Easter where we celebrate the birth and resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Megan Thorne
Missionaries ask to be invited into your home to share with you a message about Jesus Christ and His atonement for all people. They teach of our Heavenly Father's plan of salvation. They answer such questions as: Who am I? Where was I before I came to this earth? What is my purpose in being here? And where am I going? All these questions can be found through the reading of the scriptures and missionaries are there to help guide you through that. Mormon missionaries also teach about modern day prophets, as well as prophets of old, and how Christ's church has been restored completely and fully to the earth in these latter days and works just the same as it did when Christ established it himself. They teach of the Book of Mormon and how reading it can bring us closer to our Savior Jesus Christ as it teaches of Him. They teach how families can live together forever, even after we leave this earth. They teach of happiness and joy and how one can find such things in our lives each day. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Megan Thorne
The priesthood is the authority that God has given us to act in His name. The priesthood that the men in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hold today is the same priesthood that existed in the original Church established by Jesus Christ. We use this authority to direct and lead the Church and to serve Heavenly Father's children. A man holding the priesthood uses it to serve in some of the following ways: leading congregations, performing ordinances such as baptism, blessing those who are sick or in need of help, strengthening and leading his family, and more. God expects those who hold the priesthood, His sacred authority, to be an example of Jesus Christ and serve others with love and kindness. The priesthood is a major blessing in my life and am thankful for it and thankful for the men who hold it and keep themselves worthy to administer and use it. I use the priesthood in my life almost every day and if not at least every week. To think that the priesthood, or power of God, that was used in the creation of this world and all things in and around it has been given to us to use for our benefit is such an amazing thing. I love the priesthood and am so thankful that God has entrusted us with it. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Megan Thorne
Being a Mormon I would think is just about the same as being a part of any other religion. Being a Mormon brings me happiness and joy. Through my faith, the growing of my testimony, and knowledge of Jesus Christ I find joy. People think that being a member of this church limits or restricts you. I would have to say it is exactly the opposite. Being a member of this church has enabled me in ways and in things I could never do alone. Just as a parent gives rules and guidelines to their children for their safety and happiness, so does our Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon has also given me a chance to grow through responsibilities. The church depends on its members so that everything can run. I have the opportunity to serve in the church in many ways and through my contribution the church is uplifted and so am I. It's a win-win situation. Being a Mormon really is a lot like being any one else. We wake up each new day and go out into the world and work alongside everyone else, contribute to society just as everyone else. We have likes and dislikes, we have opinions, and the agency to make our own choices and decisions, just as everyone else. I think one of the main differences is that we try our best to live in the world and not of the world. We seek to rid ourselves of worldliness and replace it with humility and obedience to God's commands. But besides all of that we're really just regular people. A happy, loving, serving people. Not much different from everyone else. Show more Show less